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Surf’s up at the newly renovated Elouera clubhouse

  • The Coalition Government invested $100,000 to upgrade the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club
  • Upgrades include better access to lifesaving equipment, increasing surf safety for beachgoers and residents
  • Elouera Surf Life Saving Club is fast approaching 50 years of surf lifesaving services in the Cronulla area

The newly renovated Elouera Surf Life Saving Club officially opened today, providing lifesavers with an accessible, modern facility that will continue to support vital rescue services.

The upgrade of the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club (Stage 1) is a $265,000 project, extending the club’s existing balcony, fit‑out under-balcony secure storage area and construction of outer walls for a new cafe area.

The project is part of a 2013 election commitment by the Coalition, which provided $100,000 towards its completion under the Community Development Grants Program. The NSW State Government ($50,000), and the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated ($115,000) also contributed to the project.

Final work on the upgrade will be completed by mid-November before a second stage commences on the adjoining kiosk, expected to be open for business by July 2017.

When completed, these works will provide increased services for members and the community through enhanced facilities as well as increased job opportunities.

Local Federal Member for Cook, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP said, “These upgrades were long overdue. They ensure Elouera’s lifesaving equipment and surf craft can be easily accessed, enabling operational efficiencies, allowing patrons to do what they do best on the beach. Particularly on Sundays when approximately 400 nippers assemble at the beach and club.”

“April 2017 will mark 50 years of surf lifesaving services by the Elouera SLSC, which started as a tent on the beach in 1966 and is now a fantastic modern facility served by dedicated Shire volunteers,” Mr Morrison said.

NSW Environment Minister and Member for Cronulla, The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP said the upgrade was well deserved.

“The lifesavers at Elouera Surf Life Saving Club do an incredible job to keep visitors and locals safe every summer,” Mr Speakman said.

“I am delighted they will now be able to continue to support community safety in a modern, accessible facility.”

Facts and stats:

  • There are 313 surf lifesaving clubs affiliated with Surf Life Saving Australia
  • SLSA has about 170,000 members
  • SLSA has rescued more than 600,000 people from drowning since it began in 1907